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John Brewin profile picture  By John Brewin

Chelsea embarrassed by an inspired Bradford City in the FA Cup

Bradford came back from two goals down to win 4-2 to send the Blues out of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down how the big boys came up short in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

LONDON -- Three thoughts from Chelsea's embarrassing 4-2 defeat to League One side Bradford City at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round Saturday.

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1. Bradford shock sorry Chelsea

Jose Mourinho said he would be in disgrace if he lost this tie. Such a fate now awaits him. "I am ashamed," he admitted straight afterwards, also affirming that this was the worst defeat of his managerial career with a simple "yes" when the question was asked.

Two goals clear, then 3-2 down, then 4-2. Bradford...

 By PA Sport

Jose Mourinho had 'not a word' for Chelsea players after loss to Bradford

Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea's FA Cup exit to Bradford to spark a positive reaction in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal with Liverpool on Tuesday.


Jose Mourinho was so disappointed in his Chelsea players' defeat to League One Bradford that he dished out the silent treatment.

Mourinho was "ashamed" after watching the Blues go from 2-0 up to lose 4-2 and exit the FA Cup in an "unacceptable" performance which he described as a "disgrace."

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The Blues' boss left his players to stew afterwards, saying "not a word."

"It was not the moment to speak with them," he said.

Mourinho made nine changes for the clash, which fell between the two legs of their...

 By Mark Worrall

Chelsea's players fail to build on a fine start and exit the FA Cup

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the press following his side's stunning loss to Bradford City in the FA Cup, and noted that this defeat was one of the worst he had ever endured as a manager.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down how the big boys came up short in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Bolton's 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Having eased into a 2-0 lead courtesy of a flicked goal from Gary Cahill that was reminiscent of Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola's legendary strike against Norwich City, as well as a decent effort from Ramires, it seemed like passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup was secure, but Bradford had other ideas and responded to win 4-2.

The first real sign that Jose Mourinho was not happy came in the 70th minute when he took off the ineffective John Obi Mikel and Mohamed Salah and sent on Cesc Fabregas...

By ESPN Staff
19 minutes ago

Drogba hails 'inspiration' Henry

Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba received the Football Writers' Association's Tribute award at a gala dinner In London on Sunday.

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By ESPN Staff
about an hour ago

Drogba expects Chelsea to bounce back

Chelsea forward Didier Drogba says he expects the Blues to bounce back from their shock FA Cup exit with wins against Liverpool and Manchester City this week.

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